Teamed with black, it makes for a stylish and polished look. Get inspired by our favorite new duos that really will work. Pair Bright Cobalt with Sangria and Cypress, or Royal Blue with Mauve Mist and Aluminum, a futuristic stainless steel shade that serves as a complex neutral. Florals will be a home run either way—both shades have a wide variety of choices. Set lively tables with pops of coral and hints of mint (think: chargers, escort cards and florals). Include other mint touches throughout, such as custom cocktail napkins and striped straws, a color-coordinated candy bar or confetti for your grand exit as newlyweds. This report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2014.
Black and ecru invitations, black bow ties, elegant deep purple calla lilies and a simple cake will keep things fancy. Regardless of your leading hue, you’ll want to stick to Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, marsala, for your florals since few varieties come in blue. Both shades can stand on their own, but together they’re a winning combo for warm-weather affairs—especially outdoor parties and casual celebrations. Use antique keys for escort cards, and play up the persimmon in your menu, wedding favor packaging and shawls for chilly guests.
How To Do It: If you’re worried this rich combo will be too dark for a wedding, anchor your palette in eggplant and accent with black. Incorporate the black hue in chalkboard details, perfect for your ceremony program or your menu. There are no rules. If you don’t fancy a whole new fit-out of fixtures, Prue suggests small touches such as revitalising an old frame with gold paint or leaf, repurposing an old chest of drawers with gold handles or adding a gold cushion into the mix. Opt for loose floral arrangements with burnt orange dahlias and bunny tail. How To Do It: This color palette is dreamy and romantic but totally refined.